Grab These Canada Awards & Medals! – Profitez de ces Prix! – Aproveche Estos Premios! – این مدالها و جوایز افتخار کانادا را مال خود کنید
Canadian or Non Canadian!? We can only inform you about these opportunity. It is up to you to take it or leave it!
Canadienne ou Non Canadienne!? Nous ne pouvons que vous informer de ces opportunités. C’est à vous de les prendre ou de le laisser!
¡Canadiense o no Canadiense!? Sólo podemos informarle sobre estas oportunidades. ¡Depende de usted tomarlos o dejarlos!
کانادایی یا غیر کانادایی!؟ ما فقط می توانیم شما را از وجود این فرصت ها مطلع سازیم. به شما بستگی دارد که بهره برداری نمایید یا صرف نظرکنید
This post is only available in English because to apply for the nomination you need to do so in either English or French. However, we do have a French version of the "GUIDE" for those who may like to apply for nomination in French. Please email us for a copy of the guide, if interested. Ce post est uniquement disponible en anglais car pour postuler à la candidature, vous devez le faire en anglais ou en français. Cependant, nous avons une version française du «GUIDE» pour ceux qui souhaitent faire une demande de nomination en français. SVP envoyez-nous un email si cela vous intéresse. Esta publicación sólo está disponible en inglés porque para solicitar la nominación es necesario que lo haga en inglés o francés. Sin embargo, tenemos una versión en francés de la "GUÍA" para aquellos que deseen solicitar nominación en francés. Por favor, envíenos un correo electrónico para obtener una copia de la guía, si está interesado. Si no es canadiense o vive fuera de Canadá, y cree que puede calificar para la Recompensa de Voluntariado (sub sección de Recompensas del Gobernador General), por favor consulte la Guía al final de este post y también con cualquier amigo o residente De Canadá que usted conoce. Su solicitud debe presentarse de acuerdo con los estándares canadienses. Además, para poder calificar para esta sección, sus actividades de voluntariado deben ser sin pago, significativas y para beneficio de los canadienses o Canadá, y no solo de su país local. متن این گفتار فقط به زبان انگلیسی ارائه می گردد زیرا برای پروسه تقاضای نامزدی یا نامزد کردن دیگران برای شرکت در رقابت ها شما نیاز به انجام آن به یکی از دو زبان رسمی کانادا (انگلیسی یا فرانسه) دارید. به متقاضیان خارج از کشور کانادا اکیدا توصیه می شود درصورت قصد ارسال تقاضانامه برای نامزدی در بخش فعالیتهای داوطلبانه بدون اجرت از سری جوایز فرماندارکل کانادا حتماپیشاپیش با اقوام یا معتمدین خود در کانادا مشورت نموده و درخواست خود را با رعایت استاندارد و اصول متعارف تقاضا نامه نویسی در فرهنگ کانادا و با الگو برداری از راهنمای کلی ارائه شده در آخر پست تنظیم نمایند. توجه نمایید کارهای داوطلبانه شما باید حتما بدون اجرت المثل مادی بوده و میزان و زمان انجام آن چشمگیر و فوق العاده باشد و ضمنا حتما درراستای منافع مردم کانادا یا کشور کانادا و نه صرفا برای منافع کشور محل اقامت فعلی شما بوده باشد. برای متقاضیانی که در کانادا به زبان انگلیسی آشنایی کافی نداشته و زبان رسمی ایشان در کانادا زبان فرانسه می باشد کلمبیران یک نسخه فرانسوی از "راهنمای" انتهای پست را دراختیار دارد که ممکن است برای این عده سودمند باشد معهذا بدلیل تعجیل در انتشار این پست و کمبود زمان و فضای کار از درج آن در داخل این متن اجتناب گردیده است. در صورت نیاز برای دریافت نسخه فرانسوی راهنمای نگارش تقاضانامه به ما ایمیل بفرستید
Did you apply in time for nomination in 2016 to get a medal in 2017?
Did your city or community media and orgs. tell you about this post we shared everywhere?
What about this year?
آیا سال گذشته به موقع برای نامزدی اقدام نمودید تا امسال مدال را برنده شوید؟
آیا رسانه ها و سازمانهای شهر، توجه تان را به این خبر که همه جا آن را بازنشر کرده بودیم جلب کردند؟
Governor General Honours and Awards
The Chancellery of Honours administers the Governor General’s Academic Medal (established in 1873 by Lord Dufferin).
Other governor general’s awards were created to celebrate the arts, literature, humanities, sciences and sports. More than 60 awards and trophies bear the names of governors general.
The Awards in Arts and Awards in Science and Humanities sections are administered by independent organizations but are still presented by the governor general.
- Academic Medal
For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, as well as from approved college or university programs
The Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded at four distinct levels: Bronze at the secondary school level; Collegiate Bronze at the post-secondary, diploma level; Silver at the undergraduate level; and Gold at the graduate level.
Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General by participating educational institutions, along with personalized certificates signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the Medal.
For complete info visit Governor General’s Academic Medal
- Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations— trailblazers and creators who contribute to our country’s success, who help shape our future and who inspire the next generation.
The Governor General’s Innovation Awards are given to individuals, teams and/or organizations whose innovations are
- Truly exceptional;
- Transformative; and,
- Positive in their impact on quality of life in Canada.
For complete details, visite Governor General’s Innovation Awards
- Nations [Food] Table
The Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table recognizes and celebrates the outstanding efforts of Canadians in improving the quality, variety and sustainability of all elements and ingredients of our nation’s table.
The award highlights the connection from farm to table and reinforce the bonds between all members of our society. It is based on values rather than sales figures, tasting notes, competition medals or critics’ reviews, and are intended to reach out to Canadians across the country and inspire them to think differently about what they buy, eat and drink.
Awards are presented to individuals and groups who inspire, teach and delight us with their contributions to the nation’s table, those with a passion for what links us together as Canadians… the cultural exchange that takes place around tables right across this country.
Each award recipient receives a lapel pin and a framed certificate bearing the heraldic shield of the Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table.
For complete details, visit Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table
The Governor General’s Awards in Arts are presented yearly by the governor general. Administration and selection of the recipients are under the responsibility of independent organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Please visit their respective website in order to review eligibility criteria, the nomination processes and list of previous recipients.
Follow the links in this page: Awards in Arts
- Science and Humanities
The Governor General’s Awards in Sciences and Humanities are also presented yearly by the governor general. Administration and selection of the recipients are under the responsibility of independent organizations such as the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, RAIC College of Fellows, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s National History Society, Status of Women Canada and the Michener Awards Foundation. Please visit their respective website in order to review eligibility criteria, the nomination processes and list of previous recipients.
Follow the links in this page: Awards in Sciences and Humanities
Canadians are eligible for all honours. Non-Canadians are eligible for Meritorious Service Decorations, for honorary appointment to the Order of Canada, as well as for Decorations for Bravery. Visit the official Web site for full eligibility criteria (e.g., eligibility of teams, politicians and judges, civilians, members of the Canadian Forces, deceased individuals, etc.).
Recognize those people who have demonstrated excellence, courage, or exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit to this country.
Other Honours and Awards
Among the various honours and awards granted by the Governor General are:
· The Order of Canada: recognizes lifetime achievement
· The Meritorious Service Decorations: recognize exceptional deeds or activities
· The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award: recognizes selfless volunteerism
· Decorations for Bravery: recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect another
Various deadline or no deadline depending prize categories. Please consult the webpage below for links to specific prize’s information
Medal for Volunteers
También para no canadienses
همچنین برای غیر کانادایی ها
This prestigious national honour, recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. The Medal for Volunteers celebrates the efforts of great volunteers who contribute to the growth of our society.
The Medal for Volunteers is an official Canadian honour and the only one for volunteerism given by the governor general of Canada. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is an official Canadian honour created by the Crown and as such, is part of the Canadian Honours System.
To get access for complete details and link to Nomination Form, visit NOMINATE A CARING VOLUNTEER!
Who is eligible to be recognized?
Any person who is a Canadian citizen and who has made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad is eligible. Candidates must have demonstrated an exemplary commitment through their dedicated volunteerism.
The Medal for Volunteers is awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples. Non-Canadians are also eligible if their contributions have brought benefit or honour to Canadians or to Canada.
Awards by the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX)
APEX, the national association for federal public service executives, fosters excellence in leadership and is a strong advocate on behalf of executive interests. Created in 1984, the Association focuses on issues such as compensation, the work environment and public service management reform.
APEX is an independent, not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of federal executives, including regional representatives. The Board is supported by a permanent Secretariat led by a Chief Executive Officer.
The APEX Awards of Excellence are open to all current executives in the public service. It should be noted that Deputy Heads, who are appointed by the Prime Minister, are not eligible and recently retired executives must have been working as of the closing date of nominations for awards.
To reflect and define the uniquely important contributions of the men and women of the federal executive community.
There are seven award categories:
· Career Contribution
· Community Contribution
· Healthy Workplace
· Public Service Citation
Recipients receive a trophy and a cash prize ($1,000). Awards are presented at the APEX annual symposium.
Deadline for Submission
February 10, 2017
Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Now entering its 18th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
To determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
Employers are evaluated using eight criteria:
- Physical Workplace
- Work Atmosphere and Social
- Health, Financial and Family Benefits
- Vacation and Time Off
- Employee Communications
- Performance Management
- Training and Skills Development
- Community Involvement
Winners and reasons for their selection are announced in a special supplement published by The Globe and Mail each November. They are also published on a job search site.
Applications for our 2018 competition will be available early in 2017. Our 2018 winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail in the fall of 2017
Official Web site
For more information, visit the award web site at Canada’s Top 100 Employers
CATA Innovation and Leadership Awards
The CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual awards conferred on individuals and corporations by Canada’s advanced technology community. They are presented in recognition of exceptional contributions made to the creation of science and technology-based industrial strength in Canada.
Individuals and organizations.
To recognize industry innovation, expertise, and leadership in the Canadian high technology sector.
- The Celestica Award for Technology Commercialization
- The Peter Brojde Award for Canada’s Next Generation Executive Leadership
- The Motorola Award for Public Safety Technology
- Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Outstanding Product Achievement Award
- Intel SME Innovation Award
- National Public Relations Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting (French & English)
- Telfer Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology
- Wilfrid Laurier University Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology
- ICTC Award for IT Strategic HR Management
- TELUS Award for Digital Health Care Innovation
- Ericsson Award for Mobility Content and Applications in Canada
- Salesforce.com Cloud Computing Innovation Award
- CAMSC Corporate Advocacy Award
Recipients receive a trophy.
Deadline for Submission
April 7, 2017
Official Web site
For more information, visit the award web site at CATA Innovation and Leadership Awards
PIPSC Gold Medal Award
PIPSC is the Professional Institute for Public Service of Canada, and its purpose is building community to act collectively to improve its members’ lives.
The Institute is the bargaining agent for more than 41 knowledge-based Groups and negotiates with 27 different employers in seven different jurisdictions.
To be eligible for this distinguished award, nominees must be Canadian citizens who are scientific, professional or technical employees of federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, regional, or aboriginal government services of Canada. They must be individuals who have made a significant contribution in a field other than pure or applied science. The candidate must have performed the work during his or her tenure in the public service.
The purposes of the Award are:
- to recognize and reward professional public service employees whose outstanding work has led to the improvement and enhancement of public well-being; and
- to promote a greater awareness of the role and value of professional public service employees both in Canada and globally.
The award is a 14 K gold medal engraved with the Institute’s logo, and a certificate acknowledging the achievement.
The award is presented by the President of the Institute during National Public Service Week in June.
Official Web site
For more information, visit the award web site at Gold Medal Award – Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Public Policy Forum’s 30th Annual Testimonial Award
Each year at the Public Policy Forum’s Testimonial Dinner in Toronto, more than a thousand leaders from all sectors of Canadian society gather to pay tribute to distinguished leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of public policy and good governance. Over 110 outstanding Canadian men and women have been honoured
All public sector organizations are eligible.
To recognize employees who:
- have contributed to building bridges between the public sector and one or more of the other sectors of Canadian society: business, labour, not-for-profit, and academic;
- have contributed significantly to improving public policy and/or public sector management;
- have demonstrated qualities of leadership and initiative throughout their career.
The recipients will receive a trophy.
Official Web site
For more information, visit the award web site at Public Policy Forum’s 30th Annual Testimonial Award
1. Search for information on the candidate or team and prepare an outline
If you want to recognize the work done by one of your colleagues or a team, it is important to do research so that you can clearly demonstrate how the candidate or team has contributed to the organization’s success. Find out what his or her daily duties are, what projects he or she has worked on and what his or her outstanding accomplishments are. Feel free to ask colleagues and the manager in order to gather as much information as possible. You will enjoy the experience and create fond memories for those who help you. This research will also allow you to verify the accuracy of your information and make any necessary changes.
After you have gathered the necessary information, prepare an outline. This important step will help you to clearly see your ideas, organize them and present them in a logical fashion.
2. Check all eligibility and selection criteria
In order to effectively plan your time and work as you write your nomination, be sure to verify the eligibility and selection criteria. For a complete list of eligibility and selection criteria, refer to the nomination forms for each award.
Based on each criterion, you will need to clearly describe the employee’s or team’s outstanding contribution, using specific examples. You may want to take each appropriate criterion one by one and illustrate with a concrete example. You must demonstrate how the person or persons contribute to the advancement of the Agency and success of the organization.
Before submitting your nomination, it is important to include all the required documentation, such as biographical notes, letters of endorsement, a list of contacts, the candidate’s or team’s accomplishments based on the selection criteria, name of the sponsor organization, etc.
Be sure that you are aware of the deadline for nominations so that you have enough time to prepare your nomination. It would be a shame to see an exceptional employee fail to be recognized because you missed the deadline.
3. Be positive and personalize your description of the accomplishments
If you want to recognize a colleague’s exemplary work, use affirmative sentences and expressions. Compose sentences that are easy to understand and present facts in a positive light.
Instead of writing: This employee never comes to a meeting unprepared.
Write: This employee is always well prepared at meetings.
Then, highlight your colleague’s or the team’s greatest accomplishments. Personalize your description by fleshing out examples and describing accomplishments in detail. Avoid using clichés, vague expressions, and duties or qualities that could apply to any employee in the public service.
Instead of writing: When the financial system was implemented, this team gave one hundred percent.
Write: This team demonstrated great leadership by fairly dividing responsibilities, regularly planning team meetings and preparing an information guide for employees explaining how the financial system works.
Remember that your description of the accomplishment is important and is an opportunity to recognize the employee’s commitment to the organization.
4. Check your choice of words
Write clearly and simply
It is important that your nomination be easily understood by as many readers as possible. The words you use must be simple, and the ideas need to flow logically. It is the choice of words, rather than the quantity, that counts. The simplest, most familiar and most common words are the most effective.
Keep it simple!
Avoid administrative jargon and focus on the employee or team
In your daily work, you use vocabulary and acronyms that are specific to your occupation or related to your administrative duties. After a few years in the public service, it becomes normal to automatically use certain words and expressions. However, these words make the text obscure and detract from your primary goal, which is to recognize your colleagues’ outstanding contributions. It is preferable to minimize using any administrative jargon, acronyms, and very technical explanations that will make the text heavy. Instead, focus on the employee’s or team’s strengths and positive contributions to the organization.
Avoid acronyms and abbreviations
At work, you use acronyms and abbreviations on a daily basis. You know what they represent, but your readers may not. If you think that using an abbreviation will help to lighten a text, use the following method:
- The first time, write out in full what the abbreviation represents, followed by the short form in brackets.
- After that, use only the abbreviation.
Avoid faulty usage and gallicisms
A text laden with faulty usage is not as easily understood; incorrectly used words and gallicisms reduce the quality of a text. Take the time to consult the necessary reference materials when writing your nomination.
5. Check your sentence structure
Pay particular attention to your sentence structure: ensure that your text is easy to read and understand.
Write short sentences and express only one idea per sentence
If you want to highlight certain outstanding contributions made by colleagues or a team, it is recommended that you use short sentences. You can shorten your sentences by eliminating unnecessary words or replacing a group of words by a single word. When we write, we tend to express too many ideas in the same sentence. This unnecessarily lengthens the sentence and makes it unclear.
Place the most important ideas at the beginning of the paragraph, in the same order as the selection criteria for the award. The other sentences will serve to explain and illustrate the principal ideas. Secondary ideas provide extra information. Use words that tie your ideas together (e.g. firstly, then, lastly). Together, they will create a coherent text, both in terms of structure and meaning.
Avoid placing an element that introduces new information in the middle of a sentence. This addition will go unnoticed and drown in the sea of information.
If you have trouble expressing an idea in writing, imagine that you are saying it out loud. You will find that you use simple words in order to reach as many individuals as possible.
6. Layout: Space out your text!
Avoid a dense presentation: divide your text into short paragraphs of four or five sentences. Leave space between each part of the text. Use headings and subheadings, as necessary, to guide the reader and grab his or her attention.
***Choose your typography carefully!***
When writing a nomination for an employee or team, follow these guidelines:
- Avoid fancy typesets that are hard on the eyes.
- Instead, choose a typeset that is clear, simple and easy to read.
- Choose a serif typeset (Arial, Courier, Times New Roman) for the body of the text. They allow the eye to move easily from one letter to the next.
- Avoid using too many different typesets on the same page.
- Use a 12-point typeset or larger. They are easier to read.
- Avoid capitalizing sentences or sections of text.
Remember that nominations containing clear, concise sentences presented in a well-spaced and logically ordered text will capture the selection committee’s attention.
7. Have your text reread
Before submitting your nomination, ask a few individuals to reread your text to ensure that you have met all the requirements and have not left out any important facts.
8. Make your endorsement letters count
Endorsement letters are very important as they are always considered in the selection process and allow you to make a stronger point in favour of your candidate. They are more than simply letters in which it is stated that the person is aware of the nomination. Use them as an opportunity to further demonstrate the candidate’s accomplishments or to provide new examples. Work with those who will write the letters to make sure that they make a valuable contribution to the nomination.
- Organization of the text
- I did research on the nominated candidate or team.
- I prepared an outline of my ideas.
- I presented my ideas in a logical manner.
- Checking the eligibility and selection criteria
- I made sure that the nominated person or team is eligible for the award and meets all the eligibility criteria.
- I took into account the selection criteria in the nomination form.
- I provided specific examples for each of the selection criteria.
- I submitted my nomination before the deadline.
- Description of the employee’s or team’s accomplishments
- I used affirmative sentences and expressions.
- I personalized my description.
- Structure of the text
- I used short sentences.
- I expressed only one idea per sentence.
- I used well-constructed sentences.
- Based on the selection criteria, I placed the important information at the beginning.
- I structured my sentences so that they flowed well, and I used words that tied my ideas together.
- Choice of words
- I used simple, common words.
- I avoided using administrative jargon and focussed on the employee.
- I avoided using acronyms and abbreviations.
- I avoided using errors and gallicisms.
- I spaced out my text.
- I presented my text in a way that is easy to read.
- I added headings and subheadings, as needed.
- I carefully chose my typography.
- Reviewing the text
- I did not omit any important facts.
- I had others reread my text before submitting it.
- Endorsement letters
- My endorsement letters add value to my nomination.
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